The Lady Cries Murder
February 28 - March 7, 2020 Leigh High School Performing Arts Center
Placed in 1938, the story is a classic detective tale of the period, cram-packed with twists. See's plot plays on three levels: First, there is radio scripter, Sartone, who has developed a popular detective series; second, there are the actors playing the characters in his scripts; and, finally, there are characters who think they are real.
The Lady Cries Murder Parent Meeting
January 30, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Philip: Hunter R.
Chandler: Esther H.
Sartone / Grunt: Elijah L.
Dunk: Robyn O.
Grog: Garrett W.
Miles: Jacob N.
Kreskin: Mila A.
Raoul / Ian: Emilio P.
Wadsworth: Nate T.
Sue: Aleia E.
Miriam / Angel: Elizabeth G.
Ernie: Matthew S.
Emma: Gunjan S.
Dolores: Dessy B.
Marsha: Rylie S.
Female PA (Sue, Angel/Miriam, Chandler, Kreskin), will play Angel/Miriam on PA night: Kai Jellings
Female PA (Emma, Marsha, Dolores), will play Emma on PA night: Olivia Banuelos
Male PA (Miles, Ernie, Wadsworth, Grog, Dunk), will play Miles on PA night: Joshua Fama
Male PA (Raoul/Ian, Sartone, Philip), will play Raoul/Ian on PA night: Aidan Evans
Philip Diamond - A tough, sincere hard boiled detective
Angela La Tour - Philip’s tough, sincere hard boiled secretary
Miriam Brooks - Charles’ Secretary
*Marsha Shorthand/Grace - A vivacious client/lover of Philip
Emma Shortand - Marsha’s elegant mother in law
Wadsworth - The butler
Announcer - Self explanatory
Waiter - Also self explanatory
*Shanghai Sue - Seductive Asian owner of an opium lounge
Ernie Bone - Her brawny boyfriend
*Raoul Jamaica - A dangerous ladies man
*Ian Lataby - Charles’ chauffeur
Lieutenant Grog - A tough cop
Sergeant Dunk - Tough cop’s partner
Jasper Grunt - A corporate bloodsucker
Charles Sartone - A sleazy famous writer (and plagiarizer)
Delores Sartone - Charles’ airheaded wife
William Kreskin - A concerned lawyer
Raymond Chandler - The REAL famous writer